Wednesday, May 6, 2009

For the Birds


funny word of the day: hawk



Definition from Merriam-Webster:

Main Entry:
1hawk
Pronunciation:
\hok\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
Middle English hauk, from Old English hafoc; akin to Old High German habuh hawk, Russian kobets a falcon
Date:
before 12th century
1: any of numerous diurnal birds of prey belonging to a suborder (Falcones of the order Falconiformes) and including all the smaller members of this group ; especially : accipiter2: a small board or metal sheet with a handle on the underside used to hold mortar3: one who takes a militant attitude and advocates immediate vigorous action ; especially : a supporter of a war or warlike policy — compare dove


— hawk·ish \ho-kish\ adjective
— hawk·ish·ly adverb
— hawk·ish·ness noun

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